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Supreme Court strikes down restrictive, widely replicated Texas abortion law

The Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century Monday, striking down Texas’ widely replicated rules that sharply reduced abortion clinics in the nation’s second-most-populous state. By a 5-3 vote, the justices rejected the state’s arguments that its 2013 law and follow-up regulations were needed to ...

U.S. top court overturns ex-Virginia governor's bribe conviction

Jun 28, 2016

U.S. top court overturns ex-Virginia governor's bribe conviction

A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday overturned the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a ruling that could make it harder for prosecutors to bring corruption cases against elected officials. McDonnell had been found guilty in 2014 of accepting more than ...

Jun 26, 2016

Police kill Texas mother who fatally shot two daughters

Police say a Houston-area woman fatally shot her two daughters before officers shot and killed her. The incident happened about 5 p.m. Friday in front of a home just outside the Houston suburb of Fulshear. The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office identified the mother ...

Jun 26, 2016

China tells search engines to ID paid results after man died

China has issued new regulations demanding that search engines clearly identify paid search results, months after a terminally ill cancer patient complained that he was misled by the giant search engine Baidu. Wei Zexi, a college student who died in April of a rare ...

German police kill masked armed man holding hostages in cinema

Jun 24, 2016

German police kill masked armed man holding hostages in cinema

A masked man was shot dead Thursday after entering a movie theater in southwestern Germany with what appeared to be a rifle and taking several hostages, authorities said. No one else was hurt. The armed man entered the Kinopolis movie theater in the town ...

Pistorius says Steenkamp would want him freed

Jun 23, 2016

Pistorius says Steenkamp would want him freed

Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has said he believes his late girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp would want him to devote his life to charity rather than be sent back to prison for killing her. The South African former Paralympian athlete, who is awaiting a jail sentence ...